Peti provides companionship to Tilly — an older mare who is ex-FFF and very fond of him.
Peti leads a very happy life and is very proud of his good looks, despite only having one eye.
This little chestnut mare was impounded at Mareeba Animal Refuge. When no one came to claim her, she was put up for auction. After a conversation with the ladies from Feathers and Fur who were also looking out for her, FFF secured her future and she came home to the farm for assessment.
Christened Penny, she was initially quiet when in a pen, very frightened and non-trusting of humans when they enter.
We continue to build trust with Penny and she is focusing on her health.
Thankfully, Penny has been fortunate to secure a sponsor to support her through rehabilitation. We are confident that with her nature, she will make a great programs pony.
Beauty has come into care because of issues with being caught and handled that her previous owner was not experienced enough to help her with. While she isn't quite living up to the potential of her name just yet, we know she will fit right in and blossom. Beauty is seeking a sponsor to help her get the dental work she needs done as quickly as possible.
Mia is a cracking little brumby mare standing at roughly 14.2hh.
She has heaves, which can be likened to asthma in humans. She is allergic to mold and cannot eat hay. Mia is a lovely ride with absolutely no nasties. She adores being fussed over and has taught many children to ride. Mia will remain with FFF as part of our community based programs.
Monty is the last Riding for the Disabled Association horse and is here for life. We welcome anyone that has spent time with him to come with goodies bag in hand to visit him.
JJ the lamb came into care quite small for her age, 6 weeks, due to having no mum and resorting to pinching drinks from mums with babies.
She has adjusted very well, putting on weight with regular feeds. She wears a bell on her collar so we can hear when she is coming, plays with a ball and followers her human mum around like a shadow.
New addition Ziggy is a great unknown. He is a very bargy, 16 year old 13.2hh welsh pony cross appaloosa.
Ziggy displays unsocial behaviour in a herd and with people and often wants to bolt through you.
We are working to increase his understanding about how to communicate with humans and changing his paddock dynamics often to improve his paddock manners.